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Nevada Museums AssociationCongratulations, Dan!

The Nevada Museums Association (NMA) has named Fleischmann Planetarium's associate director, Dan Ruby, to its board of directors. Ruby will serve as the board's 1st vice president for the 2014-2016 term. "My mission as a board member is to create programs to better connect and engage state museums of all sizes," said Ruby, who has been active in the community as a museum advocate for many years. Founded by a group of museum professionals to provide support to the state's museums, the Nevada Museums Association marks its 25th year in 2014. For more about the NMA and its newsletter and events, visit

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Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center
Season of Light
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Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
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Perfect Little Planet
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Live SkyTonight Star Talk
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Pink Floyd’s The Wall
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Bad Astronomy

A fulldome digital star show
Based on the popular book and website “Bad Astronomy” by author Phil Plait, this wacky-but-wise planetarium show entertains audiences of all ages with an inside look at out-of-this-world myths and misconceptions, including astrology, the moon hoax, UFOs and others. Discover for yourself that “the truth is out there!”
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Impact Earth

A fulldome digital star show
This one's all about meteors, asteroids and comets, oh my! Learn from recent NASA explorations how asteroid hunters seek new objects in the solar system, how ground-penetrating radar finds meteorites embedded in the Earth, and how these fascinating sky fliers can pose potential dangers to life on our planet. We'll also see what's up in the winter sky with our Seasonal Stargazing segment.

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FREE Exhibits
Our museum contains changing hands-on interactive displays, as well as permanent exhibits including large-scale rotating Earth and moon globes, a black hole demonstrator, dozens of meteorites and more  >

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Planetarium Hours

Monday-Thursday: 12 Noon-7 p.m.
Friday: 12 Noon-9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday and holidays: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Holiday schedules:
Jan. 19 and Feb. 16

News & Events

• Celebrate Brain Awareness Week with us, March 10-14!  more  > 

• New membership benefits now include free or reduced admission to select museums worldwide.  more  >  pdf  >

FPSC Associate Director Dan Ruby to tweet from the stratosphere.  more  >

SkyTonight Star Talk first Friday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Planetarium.  more  >

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We welcome groups and special events, and offer a 10 percent discount for groups of 10 or more with advance reservations.

Planetarium facilities can accommodate a wide range of special events including birthday parties, business meetings, graduation parties and more. Call us for details.  pdf  >

How to Reach Us
Showtime hotline: (775) 784-4811
Business office: (775) 784-4812

Getting Here
We are located north of Lawlor Events Center on Virginia Street, on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, 1.5 miles north of the downtown Reno arch. Free PERMIT parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex, level 3, just east of the planetarium. Park between designated planetarium parking signs. map  >